Health IT advocates believe the sustainable future of the NHS is contingent on technology. This implementation is itself dependent on regulation, funding, strategies or reimbursement. Our hub will keep you up to date with the latest developments in health tech policy across the NHS.

New GP contract sees £10m investment in e-Referral Service roll-out

The government, NHS England and the British Medical Association have reached an agreement on the new GP contract for 2018/19

NHS Digital releases cloud services and data offshoring guidance

NHS Digital steps up efforts to support organisations ahead of GDPR implementation date

Auditors warn of ‘significant delays’ in digitising patient records in Wales

New report looks at progress of informatics projects across NHS Wales


UK government to set up new Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation

The UK government will invest £75m into delivering recommendations from an independent review on AI, released earlier this year.

NHS to get £2.8bn extra funding during the next three years

Chris Hopson, NHS Providers CEO, has said the £2.8bn extra funding is ‘less than the NHS needed but more than expected’.

Link up consumer electronic products with NHS and social care systems, says Edinburgh Medical School

In evidence submitted to the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport committee, the Edinburgh Medical School says there is a ‘pressing need’ to link up consumer electronic products with health and care.

Hunt gives the go-ahead on the £325m investment for strongest STPs

innovation, NHS

Application process for Innovation and Technology Payment programme opens

Govt. announces £86m fund for health technology innovators and new medicines

NHS Wales

Welsh govt. to set up state-of-the-art National Imaging Academy

Global digital exemplars, NHS

North Tees and Hartlepool trust to file expression of interest to become a fast follower

Royal Liverpool to work with EMRAM stage 7 partners from Boston

Digital exemplar’s latest strategy puts emphasis on international collaboration through Global Digital Exemplar programme.
NHS Digital academy

New Healthcare Digital Leaders programme set up across the country

Three Liverpool trusts approaching start of EPR deployment

General Election

General Election: NHS IT pledges ahead of the election

Global digital exemplars, NHS

West Suffolk nominates Milton Keynes University Hospital as fast follower

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Mental health exemplars to buddy up with fast followers

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear aligns informatics strategy to GDE objectives

Global digital exemplars, NHS

New digital exemplars to cover ‘geographical areas’

the most ambitious programme of investment

Tories set to embark on ‘most ambitious’ NHS tech investment plan


Labour promises £10bn for ‘NHS buildings and IT systems’ as part of £37bn pledge

simon stevens, uk e-health week

2017-18 is a ‘sleeves rolled up year’ for the NHS, says Simon Stevens

Global digital exemplars, NHS

NHS Digital Academy to work with GDEs and fast followers first

Global digital exemplars, NHS

‘Digital navigator’- leading the way towards change

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT nominates Royal Berkshire NHS FT as fast follower

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Salford Royal NHS FT nominates Pennine trust for fast follower scheme

Global digital exemplars, NHS

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen nominates Liverpool Women’s FT as fast follower


Scotland issues £1.5m tender for radiology IT connectivity solution



Ben Gowland@BenXGowland 22.03.2018
"AI can also encourage the transformation of the wider healthcare system, helping it to move from one that focuses… https://t.co/JWrxLmfVV0
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
“Integration is not just about merging services, it’s about understanding what different cohorts of people within a… https://t.co/aFyEXHKZOb
BJHC News@BJHC_news 22.03.2018
We’re at the Executive Leadership Summit today, waiting to hear from https://t.co/KK5zIizXL6
Pgh Life Sciences@PghLifeSciences 21.03.2018
"Interfaces need to be designed to meet user needs." Excellent point! Don't overlook the human element in your des… https://t.co/Y4G1hJvwNp
CommonTime@CommonTime 21.03.2018
2017 saw a 211% increase in healthcare security incidents, according to the latest Threats Report. (vi… https://t.co/hO7B0iWsPE
Dillan Yogendra@DillanYogendra1 21.03.2018
Completely agree that the hype should not cloud judgement & end us… https://t.co/4q1Hz5dUG9
HIMSS UK@HIMSS_UK 21.03.2018
A very pertinent blog post from , one of our brilliant panel members at the debate tomorrow at… https://t.co/GOqTaXonc2
BJHC News@BJHC_news 21.03.2018
NEW BLOG: How is transforming the nature of delivery? 's looks at the app… https://t.co/sopQuPhfOu
Sarah Amani@S_Amani 21.03.2018
Data and insight: The NHS doesn't have time to lose https://t.co/JpCV3mrYIE via
BJHC News@BJHC_news 20.03.2018
: Connected health devices pose increasing threats, experts warn https://t.co/JWFJaxW5VF
Rob Benson@RobBensonMktg 20.03.2018
Susan Venables@Susan_Venables 20.03.2018
Good news for innovation as announces that it will invest £300 million from its Industrial Str… https://t.co/QwmAbhJH1u
BJHC News@BJHC_news 20.03.2018
NEW: extends access to datasets for researchers https://t.co/TBGxla4iwy
Dillan Yogendra@DillanYogendra1 19.03.2018
NEW: A hotbed of health IT : Keele University via https://t.co/dmwRKSypHg https://t.co/D5Lzwgd2kN
BJHC News@BJHC_news 19.03.2018
Healthcare sees two-fold increase in reported security incidents in 2017, experts say… https://t.co/dvuDYU6H67
Susan Venables@Susan_Venables 18.03.2018
Around half of staff are using commercial instant messaging apps for work, according to a report for mobile te… https://t.co/7zmNbeSnPf